Monday, January 2, 2012

Chinese government to crack down on phishing schemes

It was a busy weekend, with new hacks of commerical and political sites.

A couple of recent items (here and here) highlight China's attempts to protect its citizens from the evils of phishing. Maybe they should dial back their espionage, IP theft, and cyberwar efforts instead. China's apparant ham-handed approach to everything is a wonder to observe. Why do something subtle when you can use a cudgel? Sitting on top of all that money, they really don't care what the world, or its citizens, thinks. If the money threat doesn't work, there's always the new carrier-killer missles.